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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar coup grinds cross-border infrastructure projects to halt

Dawei industrial zone could face two-year delay to completion

Thailand's government has suspended investments for developing Myanmar's Dawei Special Economic Zone.

BANGKOK -- While the coup in Myanmar has muzzled democracy in a country that once again finds itself under junta rule, the political unrest has also forced major infrastructure projects to go silent, threatening to derail plans for badly needed developments and upgrades.

One such project that faces uncertainty is the Dawei Special Economic Zone, which lies in Myanmar's southern strip bordering Thailand and will house an industrial park as well as a port. An expressway connecting the 200 sq. kilometer complex to the outside is also in the works.

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